Chai Spiced Plum Custard Tart with a Brown Sugar Crust


If you are looking for an elegant dessert, then this tart is your answer! Plums are the perfect baking fruit. You can use them in so many preparations, and they hold their structure when heated. Instead of absorbing the flavors around them, they just become stronger and more intense. Combining them with a sweet Brown Sugar Tart Pastry and filled with a chai spiced custard, it creates an other worldly experience. More

Your Favorite Tea Shortbread Cookies

I believe shortbread cookies should be a staple in any bakers repertoire. There is so much that can be said for a basic recipe that can be used in a multitude of ways and adjusted to fit your needs. For the B2tF Tea Party we knew that shortbread cookies had to make an appearance, but it couldn’t be just any shortbread and thus the great shortbread cookie bake-off began. More

Earl Grey & Honey Cupcakes

One of our favorite teas is Earl Grey. So, it was guaranteed to have a major role in a dish for the tea party. We actually started this recipe backwards. We started off making a delicious Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Marmalade, and then had to figure out a way to work it into the menu (our recipe was adapted from this bergamot marmalade recipe from David Lebovitz). The result ended up being a sweet, smooth and slightly savory desert. More

A B2tF Tea Party!

The other weekend after months of prep work and a week of running around and two very long days in Ari’s kitchen, we pulled it off, our very own Tea Party! We covered the gambit from cupcakes to scones, petit fours to truffles, not to mention homemade jams and tea sandwiches. The table overflowed with delicacies! More